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Master’s study programme in the English language

The written exam in chemistry has a form of a test, where the answer is a concrete formula, chemical equation, schema, drawing or solving and an arithmetical problem. The test contains a total of 17 questions; a correct answer is valued according to its difficulty 1-3 points, and the maximal score can be obtained 37 points.


Topics for CHEMISTRY entrance test

Inorganic Chemistry

Basics of chemical nomenclature

  • Inorganic compounds
  • Organic compounds


Basics of inorganic chemistry

  • Atoms: structure, orbitals and quantum numbers
  • Chemical bonds – covalent, ionic, coordination


Chemical reactions

  • Basic concepts of stoichiometry
  • Chemical equation writing
  • Chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants
  • Sorts of chemical reactions (redox, substitution, decomposition, partner-exchange etc.)
  • Reaction rates
  • Solutions
  • Strong and weak electrolytes
  • Ion product constant of water
  • pH

Periodic system

  • Features of elements in context to their position in the periodic system
  • Properties, behaviour, important reactions and compounds of:

              - Non-metals (namely Halogens, H, C, Si, N, P,O,S),
              - s-Block metals (namely Alkali Metals and Alkaline Earth Metals)
              - p-Bloc metals (namely Group III metals)
              - d-Block Elements

Organic Chemistry

Basics of organic chemistry

  • Carbon and its hybridisation states in organic substances
  • Important kinds of organic reactions
  • Properties of organic compounds, functional groups
  • Basics of isomerism in organic chemistry

 Hydrocarbons

  • saturated, unsaturated, aromatic

Halogen derivatives of hydrocarbons
Alcohols
Phenols
Ethers
Aldehydes and Ketones
Carboxylic acids and their derivatives

Biologically important groups of organic compounds (basic structures, reactions and properties)

  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Nucleic Acids

Example of questions from Chemistry